The Airlie Beach community had a fundraiser featuring the inspiring Clipper Race Aussie skipper Wendy Tuck as guest speaker. The Joiner gals from our boat went to see if we could glean any nuggets of wisdom to share with our team. I think "transformation" was the main message. A group of relative novices to ocean racing become transformed into a well functioning ocean racing team, Leg by Leg.
Really we just went for the "high tea".
It was fun to meet local residents and we were energized by their enthusiasm for having the Clipper event in their town. One at our table is considering joining the next Race! I say, go for it!!
This is all beginning to feel quite real.